Medina, west of Minneapolis, made its debut in the top 100.

Richest city in U.S. got even richer for third straight year, data show

Also, the west-metro suburb of Medina made its debut in the top 100 of the annual Bloomberg Richest Places index.
West Metro
6:10pm
In this Friday, June 8, 2018, photo, a "For Sale" sign stands in front of a house, in Jenkintown, Pa. Home sales in many areas of the country have dip

Minneapolis to require home sellers to test for energy efficiency

Holes must be drilled in walls of older residences to check for insulation.
West Metro
February 14
Adam P. Thorpe

Onetime First Avenue DJ among 2 found dead in Bemidji area fire pit

One suspect is jailed as officials weigh charges.
West Metro
February 14

Big Lake couple found dead in their home are identified

Investigators said there was no sign of trauma or violence and don't suspect foul play.
West Metro
February 14

State high court rejects Richfield's effort to fire police officer

Police chiefs' association says state's highest court "missed an opportunity" to improve police professionalism.
West Metro
February 14

Felony charge: MCTC student purposely voted in same election twice

The MCTC student said she was directed to vote for Minneapolis Council Member Abdi Warsame.
West Metro
February 13
Rendering shows what the combined Gabberts, HOM and Dock 86 site will be like in Bloomington.

Gabberts will leave Galleria as HOM builds Bloomington flagship

The new megacenter will be larger than the one in Little Canada with HOM, Gabberts and Dock 86.
West Metro
February 13

Wayzata middle-schoolers win berth in National Science Bowl

They will join a Wayzata High School squad at the gathering in the Washington, D.C., area.
West Metro
February 12

Ben Whalen easily wins special election for Richfield City Council seat

Whalen, 27, is director of youth ministry and community engagement at House of Prayer Lutheran Church.
West Metro
February 12
Thomas Houck

Assisting in wife's suicide earns Twin Cities man a conviction, mother-in-law's gratitude and love

Thomas Houck of Eden Prairie was sentenced to 90 days in the workhouse.
West Metro
February 12

Authorities ID man fatally crushed by lift, vehicle outside west metro auto dealership

The death is being investigated by OSHA, the agency said.
Home & Garden
February 12
Konrad Kruger built his Swiss chalet-style home in Tonka Bay using salvaged materials. The home's design was inspired by a vintage music box.

Storybook chalet-style home in Tonka Bay is 'like stepping back in time'

A resourceful homeowner transformed an abandoned property into a storybook chalet with his creative use of castoff materials.
West Metro
February 12

Man fatally crushed unloading vehicle off truck outside west metro auto dealership

A delivery worker was fatally crushed by a vehicle he was unloading from a truck late at night outside a Golden Valley dealership, authorities said.…
West Metro
February 11
Holocaust survivor Judy Meisel, pictured in July 2017, held a photo of herself and her sister that was taken in 1946 in Denmark after their escape. Ju

St. Louis Park Holocaust survivor to receive FBI award for civil-rights activism

Judy Meisel will receive award at Chaska exhibit of survivors' portraits.
West Metro
February 10

Equipment crushes person at metro auto dealership

The incident occurred at the business near I-394 and Hwy. 169.
West Metro
February 10
Orono man gets 7 years in prison for hiding millions from the IRS

Orono man gets 7 years in prison for hiding millions from the IRS

After getting out of federal prison for fraud in 2000, Scott Phillip Flynn didn’t wait long to start his next criminal venture. From 2005 to…
West Metro
February 10

Man drowns in Bloomington hotel bathtub

The man "may have slipped on the floor and fell back into the tub," said a Sheriff's Office spokesman.
South Metro
February 9

Metro police blotter, Feb. 10

BIRCHWOOD JAN. 6 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 200 block of Wildwood Avenue contacted authorities about a neighbor pointing cameras at his home.…
West Metro
February 8
War re-enactors at Historic Fort Snelling fire blanks from their muskets during a re-enactment of a battle from the War of 1812.

Historic Fort Snelling renovation to start this fall

Cavalry barracks will be transformed into the visitors center.
Eat & Drink
February 8
Burger Friday: Edina's first taproom has a first-rate cheeseburger

Burger Friday: Edina's first taproom has a first-rate cheeseburger

Tucked away in an industrial park, Wooden Hill Brewing Co. is worth seeking out.
West Metro
February 7

Defendant halts trial, admits killing man outside Father's Day gathering in Robbinsdale

A conviction would have meant life in prison without parole.